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The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market is Down

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Written by seasoned Wall Street prognosticator Peter Schiff–author of the bestselling book Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse–The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets reveals how you should protect your assets and invest your money when the American economy is experiencing perilous economic downturns and wealth building is happening elsewhere. Filled with insightful commentary, inventive metaphors, and prescriptive advice, this book shows you how to make money under adverse market conditions by using a conservative, nontraditional investment strategy.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Disclosure
  3. Foreword
  4. Author's Note
    1. What Do We Mean by Bull and Bear Markets?
    2. Some Historical Perspective
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. Let's Do the Time Warp Again: What Happened to Our Purchasing Power?
    1. 1.1. The Healthy 1950s
    2. 1.2. The Coming Economic Collapse
    3. 1.3. Doctor Doom
    4. 1.4. The Real Estate Bubble Bursts
    5. 1.5. A Hair of the Dog: Paulson and Bernanke to the Rescue
    6. 1.6. The Outlook
  7. 2. Saving Your Assets: Stay Out of Cash and Bonds
    1. 2.1. A Little Background
    2. 2.2. Understanding Inflation
    3. 2.3. Price versus Systemic Inflation
    4. 2.4. Exported Inflation
    5. 2.5. The Bretton Woods Agreements of 1944
    6. 2.6. The Dollar's Reserve Currency Status
    7. 2.7. The Significance of Decoupling
  8. 3. Beware of False Prophets: How Prophets Cost Profits
    1. 3.1. Usual Suspect 1: Uncle Sam
      1. 3.1.1. Misrepresenting Inflation
      2. 3.1.2. The GDP
      3. 3.1.3. Productivity
      4. 3.1.4. Unemployment
    2. 3.2. Usual Suspect 2: Wall Street
      1. 3.2.1. Investment Banks
      2. 3.2.2. Mutual Funds
      3. 3.2.3. Hedge Funds
    3. 3.3. Usual Suspect 3: Industry Groups
  9. 4. Of Babies and Bathwater: What to Do with My U.S. Investments
    1. 4.1. The Current United States Stock Market
    2. 4.2. Historical Parallels
      1. 4.2.1. The 1930s
      2. 4.2.2. The 1970s
  10. 5. Hot Stuff: Investing in the Commodities Bull Market
    1. 5.1. By Way of Background
    2. 5.2. Forces of Nature
    3. 5.3. So What Commodities Are We Talking About and What Are the Ways to Play Them?
    4. 5.4. Ways to Own Futures Contracts
      1. 5.4.1. Nondiscretionary Individual Account
      2. 5.4.2. Managed Account
      3. 5.4.3. Commodity Pool
      4. 5.4.4. Commodity Index Funds
    5. 5.5. Investing
  11. 6. The Ring in the Bull's Nose: Making Money with Gold and Silver
    1. 6.1. Digging for Gold
    2. 6.2. A Silver Lining
    3. 6.3. The Six Ways to Play Gold and Silver
      1. 6.3.1. Physical Ownership
      2. 6.3.2. Perth Mint
      3. 6.3.3. Exchange-Traded Funds and Notes
      4. 6.3.4. Gold Money
      5. 6.3.5. Commodity Futures
      6. 6.3.6. Mining Stocks
  12. 7. Weathering the Storm: Following the Money to Foreign Soil
    1. 7.1. Steering Clear of the Garden of Worms
    2. 7.2. Fact or Fiction?
    3. 7.3. Investing in Foreign Economies
      1. 7.3.1. American Depositary Receipts
      2. 7.3.2. Mutual Funds
      3. 7.3.3. Exchange-Traded Funds
      4. 7.3.4. Other Vehicles
        1. 7.3.4.1. Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs)
        2. 7.3.4.2. Unit Investment Trusts (UITs)
        3. 7.3.4.3. Closed-End Funds (CEFs)
    4. 7.4. The Better Option
    5. 7.5. Beware of Pink Sheets
    6. 7.6. How, Then, Do You Go About Selecting a Broker Who Will Execute Your Foreign Stock Orders on a Local Foreign Exchange?
  13. 8. Favorite Nations: Money Cat Knows Where the Money Tree Grows
    1. 8.1. Desirable Industrial Sectors
    2. 8.2. Some Favorite Nations
      1. 8.2.1. Australia
      2. 8.2.2. Canada
      3. 8.2.3. Singapore
      4. 8.2.4. Norway
      5. 8.2.5. Hong Kong
      6. 8.2.6. Switzerland
      7. 8.2.7. New Zealand
      8. 8.2.8. The Netherlands
  14. 9. If You Want to Roll the Dice: The Lure of Emerging Markets
    1. 9.1. An Impressive Track Record
    2. 9.2. How Do I Ride This Emerging Bull?
  15. 10. To Infinity and Beyond: Secure Employment for the Future
    1. 10.1. Service without a Smile
      1. 10.1.1. Real Estate
      2. 10.1.2. Finance and Banking
      3. 10.1.3. Retail
      4. 10.1.4. Health Care
      5. 10.1.5. Travel and Tourism
    2. 10.2. Rebuilding the United States
    3. 10.3. Major Decisions
  16. 11. A Decade of Frugality: Making It with Less Money
    1. 11.1. The Cause . . .
    2. 11.2. . . . And the Effect
    3. 11.3. Start Saving Now—But Not in Dollars
    4. 11.4. Get Rid of Debt—Especially Variable-Rate Debt
    5. 11.5. Stockpile Goods
    6. 11.6. Get Good at Fixing Things
  17. 12. Pack Your Bags: Emigrating Can Save Wealth and Taxes
    1. 12.1. How Can You Decide If You Will Need a Haven?
    2. 12.2. Where Should You Go?
    3. 12.3. Other Factors to Consider
      1. 12.3.1. Immigration Laws
      2. 12.3.2. Banking Environment
      3. 12.3.3. Language
      4. 12.3.4. Lifestyle
      5. 12.3.5. Personal History
    4. 12.4. If You Stay Home
  18. 13. The Light at the End of the Tunnel: How to Make It Shine on You
    1. 13.1. The Box the Federal Reserve Is In
    2. 13.2. Why We Should Take a Solutions Approach to the Crisis and Look at Some Things Differently
    3. 13.3. Thoughts on the Upcoming Presidential Election and How It Might Affect Our Economy
    4. 13.4. Tunnels and Lights
    5. 13.5. Why Lower Living Standards Will Hurt More This Time
    6. 13.6. The Positive Side of Demand Destruction